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Sunday, May 20, 2007

Surprise baby jacket

Relax, it's only the jacket that's a surprise. Franklin Habit of the blog Panoptican recently introduced me to Elizabeth Zimmermann, a lovely person and immensely talented knitting designer (amongst other things) from way back when. I am knitting Elizabeth's surprise baby jacket . It's supposed to look like a dish cloth gone wrong when it comes off the pins (I can do that) but with a bit of judicious tweaking it turns into an amazing jacket. Just you wait and see! The idea is so deceptively simple I have already made a pig's ear of it by not reading it properly. There was a bit of remedial frogging last night but all is now progressing well.

Looking at my carpet I now realise these must be my colours of choice. Another surprise!